Hi all -
I have no doubt this information is out there in this board, but I figured a direct post was more efficient.
I am having my 6th or 9th surgery (depending on what you count
) a week from today. It is a huge surgery to address several things, one of which is to "run" my entire colon to see if adhesions and/or scar tissue are contributing to my ongoing problems. So of course I have to do a course of bowel prep.
I was given a scrip for MoviPrep from my surgeon for this surgery. Turns out it is barely covered by my insurance, and will cost me $48. A lot for colon prep in my opinion. Awhile ago, my oncologist had me pick up GoLytely. We were going to check to see if cleaning me out and starting from scratch alleviated some of my pain and combo constipation/diarrhea. Between the holidays and other stuff going on, and knowing how devestating prep is for me, I just couldn't bring myself to do it as an experiment, so I still have the GoLytely stuff. I tend to have difficulty totally cleaning out, so bear that in mind. And I have yet to check with my surgeon to see if I can do the GoLytely instead of the MoviPrep, but I wanted to get real-world opinions on this.
I have never used either of these prep solutions. So my question is: has anyone tried both and has an opinion on which is easier/better to do? And why?
Or even if you have only used one of them, what was your experience?
Thanks for any help you all can give.